Catch GTAV Soundtrack Artists in Concert: Summer Festivals and Tour Calendar

Posted on June 23 2014, 10:59am | Author: R* L | Filed Under: Rockstar, Music

Summer music festival season has begun and whether you’re a loyal Radio Mirror Park listener, a Channel X headbanger or a Radio Los Santos fan, chances are your favorite GTAV soundtrack artist is out on tour or appearing at one of the many music festivals happening across the world over the next few months. As a helpful guide, we’ve compiled the below tour listings calendar for you to see who’s coming to a venue near you – including a breakdown arranged by artists from the Original Soundtrack album as well as by radio station and some festival listings where other GTA soundtrack alumni will be performing. Feel free to drop a comment below if you know of any other GTA soundtrack artists' concert dates coming up or to let us know if you managed to catch any of these guys as the shows happen – we’ll also be updating this post with additional dates as they’re announced.

ARTISTS ON TOUR FROM THE MUSIC OF GRAND THEFT AUTO V - VOLUME 1: ORIGINAL MUSIC:

100s
7/25 Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
7/26 Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater

A$AP Rocky
6/27 Los Angeles, CA @ BET Experience 2014
7/05 Québec, QC, CA @ Plains of Abraham (Opening for Snoop Dogg)
7/18 London, UK @ Lovebox 2014
7/27 Seattle, WA @ The Capitol Hill Block Party 2014

Flying Lotus
6/28 Rothbury, MI @ Electric Forest Festival
7/18 Pemberton, BC, CA @ Pemberton Music Festival 2014
8/17 Somerset, WI @ Summerset Music Festival
8/24 Los Angeles, CA @ FYF Fest

Freddie Gibbs
6/24 Tulsa, OK @ Cain's Ballroom
6/25 Wichita, KS @ The Cotillion
6/26 Manhattan, KS @ Rc Mcgraw's
6/27 Columbia, MO @ The Blue Note
6/28 Kansas City, MO @ The Arvest Bank Theater
8/30 Glasgow, UK @ 02 ABC 2
8/31 London, UK @ XOYO

HEALTH
7/10 Santa Ana, CA @ The Yost Theater
7/18 Toronto, ON, CA @ The Hoxton

Neon Indian
6/28 Chicago, IL @ Chive Fest Chicago

Off!
7/05 Oakland, CA @ Burger Boogaloo Festival
7/11 Milton Keynes, UK @ Milton Keynes Bowl

The Chain Gang of 1974
7/16 Phoenix, AZ @ The Crescent Ballroom
7/18 West Hollywood, CA @ The Roxy Theatre
7/19 Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room at the Observatory
7/21 San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
7/23 Portland, OR @ Bunk Bar
7/24 Vancouver, BC, CA @ The Imperial
7/25 Spokane, WA @ The Bartlett
7/26 Seattle, WA @ Capitol Hill Block Party

Twin Shadow
7/11 Saugerties, NY @ The Hudson Project
7/12 Saugerties, NY @ The Hudson Project
7/13 Saugerties, NY @ The Hudson Project
7/17 Salt Lake City, UT @ Twilight Concert Series
8/15 Somerset, WI @ Summer Set Music & Camping Festival
8/20 London, UK @ The Eclipse Tour
8/21 Berlin, DE @ The Eclipse Tour
8/22 Leeds, UK @ Leeds Festival
8/24 Reading, UK @ Reading Festival
8/27 Paris, FR @ The Eclipse Tour
8/28 Tel Aviv, IL @ The Eclipse Tour
8/29 Stradbally, IE @ Electric Picnic
8/30 Stockholm, SE @ Popaganda Festival

Tyler, The Creator
7/08 Montreal, QC, CA @ Métropolis
7/09 Ottawa, ON, CA @ Ottawa Blues Fest
7/13 Saskatoon, SK, CA @ O'Brian's Event Centre
7/14 Winnipeg, MB, CA @ Burton Cummings Theatre
7/15 Edmonton, AB, CA @ Starlite Room
7/16 Edmonton, AB, CA @ Starlite Room
7/18 Pemberton, BC, CA @ Pemberton Music Festival
7/22 Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso
7/23 London, UK @ The Forum
8/16 Centro Dinamico Pegaso, MX @ Ceremonia 2014

 

Hit the jump for an extended list of artists on tour arranged by Grand Theft Auto V radio stations as well as a list of 2014 summer music festivals where GTA Soundtrack alumni are performing.

GTA Fan Art: The Illustrations of AmandaLeab and Takengo, Space Monkey Mask Replica & More

Posted on May 19 2014, 10:48am | Author: R* X | Filed Under: Games, Rockstar

This week's pictorial of awesome Grand Theft Auto inspired fan creations features some talented illustrators putting their own distinctive styles on characters and scenes from GTAV, plus an already-amazing work in progress real world replica of the Space Monkey mask, selections from one of our new favorite subreddits and more.

Of course, should you find (or create) any awesome GTA or Rockstar-related art or photos, make sure to send them our way via Mouthoff and remember to follow us at instagram.com/rockstargames for all our latest official pics.


Artist AmandaLeab has been sharing her fantastic original GTAV fan art over the past few weeks at loseranthems.tumblr. With some awesomely fun details (like the Billy Ripken-esque hidden expletive on Trevor's boot or Franklin's tats above) and a very distinctive style with bold use of color and a healthy obsession with Trevor's days as a pilot. Amanda recently tweeted, "never gonna stop drawin' trevor" and we certainly can't wait to see what else she has in store.  


This one could easily be mistaken for a Snapmatic photo at first glance, but "Public Transportation is art" above is actually a hand-made speed-drawing by deviantARTist Biohazard-kirby celebrating Cargobob hijinks in GTAV. "At some point when we were trying to free fall in a bus, my buddy Swag mentioned how 'majestic' the bus looked in the sunset... The drawing originally took about 33 minutes." Watch the speed painting video capture on YouTube to see how it came together.



Brazilian deviantARTist and longtime Rockstar fan H8orSaints took his infatuation with Space Monkey to another level when he commissioned local craftsmen Mundo Mágico Artes to build him a custom replica. Above is the already amazing work in progress bust for the mask along with an original piece of fan art H8orSaints  had drawn. Have a look through his DA gallery and you'll see some other awesome stuff he's made over the years including a munitions-based Rockstar logo treatment and this easy to assemble Bully Papercraft (give it a shot, we did!). We're looking forward to seeing how the final mask turns out.


A super fun GTAV tiling pattern by Kuneho on tumblr. In the spirit of collaboration, she's also shared the transparent original so you can toy with it and make your own edits, only asking that you please don't forget to source.  


Ash, known on tumblr as takengo, has a great, somewhat vintage comic strip style in these light-hearted renditions and scenes of Michael, Trevor and Franklin. In "mr. orange blue n green" above, takengo uses each of their special ability colors to depict them in Rat-Pack-esque fashion, and "trey n tracey doodles" is a piece imagining a silly moment between Trevor, toddler Tracey and Michael.

WASTED
Finally, we've really been getting a kick out of some of the fun 'Wasted' GIFs that have been floating around, and the r/WastedGifs subreddit is a treasure trove. Here's a couple below, but do hit up the subreddit for so many more.


Source: CynicalNsomniac


Source: Redditor hero0fwar

 

 

Previously:
Sniper Michael, T&M "Tea" Time, Mr. Raspberry Jams, & More

Innovative Photography Projects, Adventures of the r/GTAA Subreddit & More
GTA Online Homages to Classic Movie Scenes, Fratuzzi's "Humans of Los Santos" Series, Epic Panoramas and More

Fearless Athletes Defy the Elements at Red Hook Crit No. 7

Posted on March 31 2014, 3:59pm | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Rockstar

The Red Hook Crit's mission to race in rain, hail or shine was put to the test this past Saturday as bone-chilling squalls flooded the course for the 7th Annual Red Hook Crit at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal. It didn't dampen the rider's enthusiasm though, and a committed crew of spectators lined the barriers to see what was ultimately one of the most exciting and beautiful Red Hook Crit races in years. The Red Hook Crit's expansion to an international series reaped rewards as two fresh international faces made the podium for the first time in the men's division, while the women’s field tested their mettle against extreme conditions during their inaugural race.
 
Men’s qualifying session. Photo Cred: Meg McMahon
 
Early in the afternoon, threatening weather forecasts prompted race organizer, Dave Trimble to move both the men's and women's races to an earlier start in an attempt to avoid the worst of the impending rain. Meanwhile, supporters mingled with the racers in the terminal as the qualifiers took place in preparation for the main event's kick-off at 5:30.
 
A group of 31 fearless women braved the worst of the day's rain while dealing with fading light. The race started cautiously, but it wasn't too long before the pace heated up and the pack broke up into several smaller groups. A lead group of about 10 riders started to gap the rest of the field. This group contained most of the pre-race favorites, including two members of the Rockstar Games women's team, Shane Ferro and Anna Zivarts.  
 
Early in the women’s race Photo Cred: Meg McMahon
 
With 5 laps to go, a serious crash occurred at the chicane as Team Rockstar's Shane Ferro crashed out while trying to avoid a lapped rider. Race directors immediately stopped the race, restarting 10 minutes later to complete the final three laps. The break gave everyone a chance to regroup and rest a little, but also time to reflect on the tricky course conditions. The final laps saw some intense racing. Jo Celso, a San Diego native riding for the Wolfpack Hustle team took the win, breaking away at the end to take victory. Chicago's Liz So (Team Tativille) finished in second, 2.4 seconds back with Ash Duban (Haute Wheels) from Austin Texas rounding out the podium with a great third place finish. For a great profile of Jo Celso, head over to the Wolfpack Hustle site
 
The men’s criterium begins. Photo Cred: Meg McMahon
 
As the downpour intensified for the start of the men’s race, the field of 85 riders who had made it through qualification had the additional challenge of racing at night. Last year's series winner Neil Bezdek was once again the hot favorite, setting down a blistering qualifying time to take pole position on the starting grid. 
 
 
Powering through. Photo Cred: Wendy Wees
 
Despite the conditions, the race pace was furious from the start. There were several early attempts by riders to break away from the front to try and take advantage of the wet weather and San Francisco’s Kyle Murphy spent several laps attacking the leaders, but nothing stuck. Walton Brush escaped the pack long enough to win the mid-race prime at the end of the 7th lap. Then suddenly during lap 12, Frenchman, Thibaud Lhenry (Team In'bo) racing a bamboo-framed bike built by a friend, and Italian Alessandro Bruzza (Team Cinelli Chrome) broke away, managing to split the field fairly quickly with three laps to go.
 
On the final lap, the chasers managed to reduce the gap, but it was not enough. Lhenry punched after the final hairpin, out sprinting Bruzza to win by less than a second to take the victory. Moments later, series favorite Bezdek took the field sprint to snatch third place.
 
Thibaud Lhenry on his custom bamboo bike taking the win. Photo Cred: William Tam
 
Enduring the pounding rain, the Criteriums were followed by a men’s and women’s 5k. Congratulations to New Jersey native Lauren Penney for taking the women’s race and to Haile Memdesha for winning the men’s. 
 
Runners prepare at the starting line. Photo Cred: Ramses Rivas
 
A special shout-out goes to everyone who came down to support the race despite the chilly conditions, especially the businesses of Red Hook who brought their delicious food and drink down to warm the bellies of everyone around the course and in the terminal. An extra thank you goes to the folks at the Gorilla Cheese truck, whose grilled cheese sandwiches were a big hit with the Rockstar crew.
 
Thanks again to all the sponsors - we look forward to seeing you again when the series picks back up in Barcelona in August, followed by the final race in October in Milan. Race fans can follow all the news on the series at redhookcrit.com and on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Tumblr. For more on the Brooklyn race, you can also check out Peloton Magazine's write-up here: http://pelotonmagazine.com/feedzone/frenchman-reigns-over-red-hook/.
 
 

 

New GTAV Gear at the Rockstar Warehouse: Limited Edition Golf Club, Gold Bar USB Drive, T.P.I Tee

Posted on March 26 2014, 10:36am | Author: R* W | Filed Under: Games, Rockstar

Today, three new products have been added to the  Grand Theft Auto V Collection at the Rockstar Warehouse:


 

GTA V Iron: Limited Edition Golf Club
With less than 1,000 units produced this limited edition Grand Theft Auto V Iron makes a nice conversation piece and is also a sturdy 5-iron that can handle those tough, mid-range approach shots. It features the familiar “V” branding on its head and a Rockstar Logo on its grip.

 


 

GTAV Gold Bar USB Drive
Snag some encrypted info on the go with this golden hued 2GB USB flash drive featuring a retractable USB that is extended via a slider on the bottom. The bar is cast in a weighty zinc alloy and features molded Grand Theft Auto V and Rockstar Logos on its front. 

 


 

GTAV Trevor Philips Industries Tee
Nervous Ron and Trevor are working hard to grow Trevor Philips Industries. To look the part of a diligent employee consider rocking this soft grey 100% cotton tee featuring a small T.P.I logo on the front and the full “Trevor Philips Industries” logo just below the neck line on the back.

 

Also Available at the Rockstar Warehouse:
Grand Theft Auto V Collection | Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Collection | Grand Theft Auto: Vice City 10th Anniversary Collection

This Saturday, March 29th: Red Hook Crit at Brooklyn Cruise Terminal

Posted on March 25 2014, 12:13pm | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Rockstar

Update 03.29:
Please note that the schedule of events for today has changed a bit in light of the local weather. Below is the updated schedule.



This Saturday at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal, the 2014 Red Hook Criterium kicks off. 2013 series champion Neil Bezdek looks to defend his title against professional road racers, track specialists, bike messengers and urban cyclists. This year also features the inaugural women's criterium, as well as men's and women's 5k running races.
 
Check out the full schedule below, and for those in the NY area, admission is free for Saturday's festivities so we hope to see you there! For more details, visit redhookcrit.com or check them out on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
 
ROUND 1: SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Athlete Check-in: 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Qualifying: 1:30 pm – 4:50 pm
Women’s Criterium: 5:30pm – 6:15pm (new time)
Men’s Criterium: 6:30pm – 7:15pm (new time)
Women’s 5k: 7:30 pm – 8:00 pm (new time)
Men’s 5k: 8:15 pm – 8:45 pm (new time)
 
 
 
Previously:

The 2014 Red Hook Criterium Championship Cycling Series

Posted on February 14 2014, 11:00am | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Rockstar

With many passionate cyclists here at Rockstar, we are once again proud to sponsor the Red Hook Criterium Championship Series. Heralded by ESPN as “the greatest bicycle race in America”, the 2014 Red Hook Criterium begins in Brooklyn, New York on March 29th. From there, the three part series continues to the spectacular waterfront circuit in Barcelona, Spain culminating in the championship finale around the iconic streets of Milan, Italy.
 
Over the past seven years, the Red Hook Criterium has rapidly established itself as one of the most exciting cycling races in the world. Expanding into a continuous international race series in 2013, the RHC attracts pro road racers, track specialists, bike messengers and urban athletes who compete over multiple laps around a short, technical circuit on highly specified track bikes where riders need to demonstrate both street-tuned handling skills and unrivaled athleticism to be in contention for a place on the podium. 
 
For the first time in the series’ history, 2014 will see a separate race for female competitors throughout the championship directed by Kacey Manderfield Lloyd, winner of the inaugural 2008 Red Hook Crit and highest female finisher in every race since. Additionally, both the Brooklyn and Barcelona rounds will host a 5-km running race on the same date, on the same circuit, and in the same spirit as the cycling Criterium. 
 
With a revamped, compact three race schedule each event will carry more weight in the championship, increasing the pressure on the riders to perform consistently. Each event will feature a host of new improvements for spectators and riders alike, and an increased prize list and continually rising prestige will make each podium spot fiercely contested. 
 
In 2013, the RHC attracted record numbers of competitors and crowds of over 25,000 cementing its place as the most exciting, technical and dynamic series on the International racing calendar; 2014 is set to be even bigger. 
 
SCHEDULE:
March 29th: Brooklyn, New York
August 30th: Barcelona, Spain
October 11th: Milan, Italy
 
For more info, visit www.redhookcrit.com.
 
Previously:

Rockstar Warehouse Update: GTAV C-Note Yoga Mat, Safe Lock Timer & San Andreas Federal Reserve Tee

Posted on February 6 2014, 10:58am | Author: R* W | Filed Under: Games, Rockstar

The official Grand Theft Auto V Collection at the Rockstar Warehouse has just been updated with three new releases:


GTAV C-Note Yoga Mat
Celebrate the almighty dollar whilst pursuing total consciousness on the GTAV C-Note Yoga Mat - a comfortable workout mat that measures in at just over 6’ long (1.83m), 2’ wide (.6m) and 0.25” thick (6mm). This dense, non-slip mat is Fabien LaRouche approved and perfect for yoga practitioners of all skill levels, from novices just learning the Downward Dog to those mastering an advanced pose like the Lucky Triangle.

 


GTAV Safe Lock Timer
Whether you're coordinating an elaborate caper or sneaking into the kitchen at 2 AM for some questionable reheated Up-n-Atom, precise timing is everything. To that end, here's a heavy duty timer fashioned after a bank safe's combination dial. Features a powerful magnet on its back along with the Grand Theft Auto V and Rockstar logos on the front.

 


San Andreas Federal Reserve Tee
Turn other would-be criminals green with envy by rocking this mint San Andreas Federal Reserve t-shirt. This soft 100% cotton tee features the official “San Andreas Federal Reserve System” seal on its front, the GTAV logo label at the bottom hem, and a small Rockstar logo just below the neck line on the back.

 

Also Available at the Rockstar Warehouse:
Grand Theft Auto V Collection | Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Collection | Grand Theft Auto: Vice City 10th Anniversary Collection

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Collectible Gear Now Available at the Rockstar Warehouse

Posted on January 23 2014, 12:00pm | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Games, Rockstar


Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is currently available for Android, iOS, and Amazon Kindle HDX mobile and tablet devices, and to celebrate, the Rockstar Warehouse has added a brand new set of San Andreas collectible gear including items that were in our recent Facebook prize pack giveaway.

Hit up the Warehouse and celebrate the 10 year anniversary of GTA San Andreas by snagging collectibles like the Bandana iPad Sleeve and iPhone 5 Snap Case along with limited reissues of some of the most popular items from San Andreas' original release like the Playing Cards & Poker Chips and Official Basketball.

 


San Andreas Bandana iPhone 5 Snap Case
This ultra-thin and durable Snap Case provides four-corner protection for the latest iPhone models (5 and 5s), sports a smooth soft-touch feel and features the signature San Andreas style (and subtly Rockstar logo branded) B&W bandana print.

 


San Andreas Bandana iPad Sleeve
The San Andreas Bandana iPad Sleeve offers form-fitting cushioned protection for your iPad (iPad 2, iPad 3rd gen, iPad 4th gen, iPad Air) or iPad Mini (1st gen, 2nd gen) with a plush felt inner liner and top access zipper closure. Bringing East Los Santos couture to your tablet, the sleeve features the signature San Andreas bandana print on both its front and back, along with a Rockstar Games tag along its right edge.

 


San Andreas Limited-Edition Lithographs
These premium 17” x 12.5” lithographs are printed on high-quality cover stock and feature one of four classic San Andreas illustrations including "The Truth"CesarThe Driveby, and the iconic lady of Vinewood. Prints are limited-edition and hand-numbered. Only 350 lithographs of each design will ever be produced so get them while supplies last.

 


San Andreas Playing Cards & Poker Chips
Looking to stack some chips in true Las Venturas style? This collectible set includes: one deck of standard playing cards along with ten Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas poker chips (two green, two orange, two blue, two purple, and two black) that feature the GTA San Andreas logo on one side and the Four Dragons Hotel & Casino logo on the other.

 


Official San Andreas Basketball
Turn some heads on the court and show off your love for San Andreas with this regulation size basketball, suited for both indoor and outdoor use in striking black & white, rocking the San Andreas logo on both sides plus a Rockstar Games logo on the top.

 


Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Kubrick Box Set
A commemorative reissue to celebrate the release of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas on mobile devices, this Kubrick Box Set features lead character Carl “CJ” Johnson, Officer Tenpenny, Big Smoke, Ryder, and "The Truth".


Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Tee
This soft 100% cotton tee proudly represents SA with a San Andreas logo on its front and a small Grand Theft Auto logo just below the neck line on the back. Available in stark and serious black and white options.

 

Also available at the Rockstar Warehouse:
Grand Theft Auto V Collection   |   Grand Theft Auto: Vice City 10th Anniversary Collection

Social Club Crews

For Max Payne 3 to Grand Theft Auto V and beyond, Crews are groups of Social Club members who form persistent teams to compete and earn rewards in-game and on the Social Club website. Create a Crew or join one now - here are some Crews we've featured in the Crew Cut here at the Newswire:

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